Remembering Our Colleagues: Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi (1932-2009)

By John Efron

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Spring 2010

This piece remembers Yosef Hayim Yersuhalmi, a twentieth century historian of Jewish people who passed away in December of 2009. Yerushalmi is best remembered for his groundbreaking book Zakhor where he examined the existing tension between Jewish history and collective memory. He is also is noted for his focus on how Jews at various points in history have expressed their Jewishness in practical terms.

Topic: Memorial, Death and Mourning, Publications, Judaic Studies, Communal Memory, Jewish Studies

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Editor: Bunzl, Matti , Havrelock, Rachel

Volume/Issue: Spring 2010

Page Number(s): 49

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Efron, John. Remembering Our Colleagues: Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi (1932-2009). AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Spring 2010: 49. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5614


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